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10th Jun '18 1:43:24 PM MikeK
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* ''Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl'' mostly sticks to traditional depictions of werewolves, with some exceptions: Involuntary shifting can happen in one's sleep or if one is experiencing high levels of stress or anger, but werewolves can learn to control it, at which point they only change voluntarily. Not feeding enough as a wolf results in intense cravings for meat while in human form. Most unusually, it's a plot point that female werewolves, like main character Sam Lee, are pretty hard to come by: Women who are bitten often simply die from it, and those that do live tend to stay in hiding because they have some body part permanently in "wolf" form. For instance, over the course of the novel, Sam meets one girl who has one human hand and one paw, and another who is entirely wolf from the waist down (she has to wear floor-length skirts to pass, and even then something just seems slightly "off" about her posture and movement)
28th May '18 10:22:05 AM CaptainTedium
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Toonsylvania}}'' episode "[=WereGranny=]" had Dr. Vic's grandmother become a werewolf who changes even when she looks at a picture of the moon or hears someone say "moon". Igor and Phil initially think that they've turned Dr. Vic's granny into a werewolf by brewing her tea from wolfbane, but Dr. Vic reveals at the end of the episode that his grandmother has always been a werewolf.
14th May '18 1:58:44 PM Prfnoff
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* Parodied in ''Radio/TheStanFrebergShow'' sketch "Gray Flannel Hat Full of Teenage Werewolves", in which an ordinary, respectable, well-adjusted werewolf, due to a curse, turns into an advertising man "when the sun is full."

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* Parodied in ''Radio/TheStanFrebergShow'' sketch "Gray Flannel Hat Full Hatful of Teenage Werewolves", in which an ordinary, respectable, well-adjusted werewolf, due to a curse, turns into an advertising man "when the sun is full."
3rd May '18 8:01:35 PM KhymChanur
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Angua's type of lycanthropy is hereditary (infection by bite is alluded to but never actually demonstrated[[spoiler:in the books; it does happen in ''VideoGame/DiscworldNoir'', which Pratchett worked on]]). Pure-bred werewolves change into a normal wolf (hybrids produce other forms). At least partial control is possible, although sometimes this takes some effort. Silver and fire are a werewolf's primary weaknesses; all other damage is temporary. During the involuntary moon-induced transformation there's an irresistible urge to eat meat, but enough control is maintained for the werewolf to choose which ''kind'' of meat is consumed. Angua, who's a vegetarian when she can help it, eats chickens (and always leaves behind payment for them, even when forced to steal them from out of the henhouse).\\

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Angua's type of lycanthropy is hereditary (infection by bite is alluded to but never actually demonstrated[[spoiler:in the books; it does happen in ''VideoGame/DiscworldNoir'', which Pratchett worked on]]). Pure-bred werewolves change into a normal wolf (hybrids produce other forms). At least partial control is possible, although sometimes this takes some effort. Silver and fire are a werewolf's primary weaknesses; all other damage is temporary. During the involuntary moon-induced transformation there's an irresistible urge to eat meat, but enough control is maintained for the werewolf to choose which ''kind'' of meat is consumed. Angua, who's a vegetarian when she can help it, eats chickens (and always [[NobleShoplifter leaves behind payment for them, even when forced to steal them from out of the henhouse).henhouse]]).\\
26th Apr '18 12:59:06 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Wolf familiars Arf and Zafila of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', who are shown as capable of shifting from giant wolves, to this, to full human (i.e., no wolf ears or tails), to FunSize versions of the first two forms. And just to punctuate the WolfMan image, Arf's first on-screen transformation into a wolf was accompanied with a full moon in the background.

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* Wolf familiars Arf and Zafila Zafira of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', who are shown as capable of shifting from giant wolves, to this, to full human (i.e., no wolf ears or tails), to FunSize versions of the first two forms. And just to punctuate the WolfMan image, Arf's first on-screen transformation into a wolf was accompanied with a full moon in the background.
5th Apr '18 11:48:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/HowlingIIITheMarsupials'', we are introduced to were[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thylacine thylacines]]. The movie also implies that the therianthropes of that reality are akin to the wolves in ''Manga/WolfsRain'', as they've evolved to become human to survive human persecution of their baser species (the wolves in Russia, thylacines in Australia). What makes that especially weird is that, despite being ten a penny in the rest of the world, shapeshifting myths are completely unknown in Australia.

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* In ''Film/HowlingIIITheMarsupials'', we are introduced to were[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thylacine thylacines]]. The movie also implies that the therianthropes of that reality are akin to the wolves in ''Manga/WolfsRain'', as they've evolved to become human to survive human persecution of their baser species (the wolves in Russia, thylacines in Australia). What makes that especially weird is that, despite being ten a penny in the rest of the world, [[SadlyMythtaken shapeshifting myths are completely unknown in Australia.Australia]].
4th Apr '18 9:16:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* The modern man-wolf style made its popular debut in ''Film/TheHowling'' (1981), which featured infectious werewolves who otherwise acted as a species (changing at will and possibly retaining their own minds, though with predatory instincts). The so-called sequels also had this:
** ''Film/HowlingIIStirbaWerewolfBitch'' had Transylvanian werewolves who exhibited more vampiric traits (aversion to holy water and only a stake through the heart can kill them) and are weak to titanium instead to silver.
** In ''Film/HowlingIIITheMarsupials'', we are introduced to were[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thylacine thylacines]]. The movie also implies that the therianthropes of that reality are akin to the wolves in ''Manga/WolfsRain'', as they've evolved to become human to survive human persecution of their baser species (the wolves in Russia, thylacines in Australia). What makes that especially weird is that, despite being ten a penny in the rest of the world, shapeshifting myths are completely unknown in Australia.\\

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* The modern man-wolf style made its popular debut in ''Film/TheHowling'' (1981), which featured infectious werewolves who otherwise acted as a species (changing at will and possibly retaining their own minds, though with predatory instincts). The so-called sequels also had this:\n** ''Film/HowlingIIStirbaWerewolfBitch'' had Transylvanian werewolves who exhibited more vampiric traits (aversion to holy water and only a stake through the heart can kill them) and are weak to titanium instead to silver.\n** In ''Film/HowlingIIITheMarsupials'', we are introduced to were[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thylacine thylacines]]. The movie also implies that the therianthropes of that reality are akin to the wolves in ''Manga/WolfsRain'', as they've evolved to become human to survive human persecution of their baser species (the wolves in Russia, thylacines in Australia). What makes that especially weird is that, despite being ten a penny in the rest of the world, shapeshifting myths are completely unknown in Australia.\\


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* ''Film/HowlingIIStirbaWerewolfBitch'' had Transylvanian werewolves who exhibited more vampiric traits (aversion to holy water and only a stake through the heart can kill them) and are weak to titanium instead to silver.
* In ''Film/HowlingIIITheMarsupials'', we are introduced to were[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thylacine thylacines]]. The movie also implies that the therianthropes of that reality are akin to the wolves in ''Manga/WolfsRain'', as they've evolved to become human to survive human persecution of their baser species (the wolves in Russia, thylacines in Australia). What makes that especially weird is that, despite being ten a penny in the rest of the world, shapeshifting myths are completely unknown in Australia.
4th Apr '18 9:10:09 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''Howling II'' had Transylvanian werewolves who exhibited more vampiric traits (aversion to holy water and only a stake through the heart can kill them) and are weak to titanium instead to silver.
** In ''Howling III: Marsupials'', we are introduced to were[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thylacine thylacines]]. The movie also implies that the therianthropes of that reality are akin to the wolves in ''Manga/WolfsRain'', as they've evolved to become human to survive human persecution of their baser species (the wolves in Russia, thylacines in Australia). What makes that especially weird is that, despite being ten a penny in the rest of the world, shapeshifting myths are completely unknown in Australia.\\

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** ''Howling II'' ''Film/HowlingIIStirbaWerewolfBitch'' had Transylvanian werewolves who exhibited more vampiric traits (aversion to holy water and only a stake through the heart can kill them) and are weak to titanium instead to silver.
** In ''Howling III: Marsupials'', ''Film/HowlingIIITheMarsupials'', we are introduced to were[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thylacine thylacines]]. The movie also implies that the therianthropes of that reality are akin to the wolves in ''Manga/WolfsRain'', as they've evolved to become human to survive human persecution of their baser species (the wolves in Russia, thylacines in Australia). What makes that especially weird is that, despite being ten a penny in the rest of the world, shapeshifting myths are completely unknown in Australia.\\
29th Mar '18 9:13:10 PM nombretomado
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* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Tinek/T'Nique/whatever]] Arcana from ''Franchise/StarOcean'' is part of a race called lycanthropes, and transforms into a werewolf before every battle. He isn't explored very much, but he does say in Private Actions that he has to train constantly so he doesn't lose his senses and go berserk while transformed.

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* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Tinek/T'Nique/whatever]] Arcana from ''Franchise/StarOcean'' ''VideoGame/StarOcean'' is part of a race called lycanthropes, and transforms into a werewolf before every battle. He isn't explored very much, but he does say in Private Actions that he has to train constantly so he doesn't lose his senses and go berserk while transformed.
28th Mar '18 10:53:55 PM Dravencour
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Outside the official Church line, magic was considered real and powerful (at least enough to grant powers like shapeshifting), but the legal treatment was purely based on the effects; supposedly killing a person or animal by magic was considered essentially the same as poisoning, for example. In any case, many sociopathic serial killers of the era were considered, and possibly considered themselves to be, werewolves. Also, the crime of bestiality was often associated to werewolfism, as well. Accusations of being a werewolf were generally a subset of accusations of witchcraft, with the same deadly punishment.

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Outside the official Church line, magic was considered real and powerful (at least enough to grant powers like shapeshifting), but the legal treatment was purely based on the effects; supposedly killing a person or animal by magic was considered essentially the same as poisoning, for example.example (and considering that "witch" and "poisoner" were often the same word in many languages, including Latin, this made a certain amount of sense). In any case, many sociopathic serial killers of the era were considered, and possibly considered themselves to be, werewolves. Also, the crime of bestiality was often associated to werewolfism, as well. Accusations of being a werewolf were generally a subset of accusations of witchcraft, with the same deadly punishment.
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